Incident Summary:

05/07/2019: An explosive device was discovered and safely defused at the home of the Metro chairperson Louis de Grange in San Bernardo, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Individuals Tending Toward Savagery claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201905090034

When:
2019-05-07

Country:
Chile

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Santiago Metropolitan

City:
San Bernardo

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the intersection of Accesso Sur and Santa Rosa avenue.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Chile
Specific Description Residence of Metro Operator: Louis de Grange
Nationality of Target Chile
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden package was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of six attacks carried out by Camilo Gajardo Escalona between January 13, 2017 and May 7, 2019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Individuals Tending Toward Savagery Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suspected of attack on Oscar Landerretche and Louis de Grange," CE Noticias Financieras English, August 9, 2019.
"Chile: Explosive device deactivated at home of Metro boss," M-Brain Chile News, May 9, 2019.